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A premium supermini with a refined driving experience and advanced technology

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The Audi A1 is a premium supermini that offers a driving experience that's similar to cars in the class above.

Superminis are big business in the UK thanks to their versatility and affordable running costs. And while Audi are renowned for their executive offerings, which include the A4 and A6, they made an immediate impact when they introduced the more affordable A1.

Despite being the smallest car in Audi's range, the A1 punches firmly above its weight by providing the following:

  • Sophisticated interior design
  • Spacious boot
  • Punchy but efficient engines
  • Sharp appearance

Engines and Driving Experience

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There are few cars that can match the A1's refinement in this class. Ride comfort is exceptional across the range, and there are sportier versions available for keen drivers. The driving experience isn't quite on par with a Ford Fiesta, but the A1 makes up for this with a smoother ride and quieter cabin.

There are a handful of engines to choose from, which we've broken down below:

  • 25 TFSI: 1.0-litre petrol engine with 94bhp (0 to 62mph in 11.0 seconds)
  • 30 TFSI: 1.0-litre petrol engine with 109bhp (0 to 62mph in 10.5 seconds)
  • 35 TFSI: 1.5-litre petrol engine with 148bhp (0 to 62mph in 7.7 seconds)
  • 40 TFSI: 2.0-litre petrol engine with 204bhp (0 to 62mph in 6.5 seconds)

There aren't any diesel options available. However, the A1's petrol engines are super-efficient and don't emit a lot of CO2. The 1.0-litre engines can achieve fuel economy (mpg) in the low 50s, while the slightly more potent 1.5-litre manages circa 47mpg.

The largest engine averages just under 43mpg, but that's reasonable considering the performance available. A 7-speed automatic gearbox is fitted to the two largest engines, and makes for an effortless driving experience.

Practicality and Running Costs

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The A1 you see here is slightly bigger than its predecessor, which has resulted in a more capacious cabin and a larger boot. Audi transitioned away from a 3-door bodystyle with this generation, so now you can only have a 5-door model. This has proven beneficial for young families who need to fit a child's seat.

Already mentioned is the larger boot, which has grown by a noteworthy 65 litres over the previous model, and is now rated at 335 litres. Naturally, the rear seats can be folded flat to create a useful 1,090 litres of luggage capacity. A low loading lip means it should be less of a chore to store and remove cumbersome items.

Annual premiums shouldn't be too offensive if you opt for the lower-powered models, which occupy insurance groups between 16 and 21. However, the top-spec cars sit in insurance group 25 and above. Routine servicing can be completed at your nearest Evans Halshaw retailer, with tailored service plans readily available to help spread the cost of maintenance.

Interior, Technology and Safety

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Perhaps the most impressive aspect of the A1 is its interior, which is beautifully designed and well-equipped across the range.

Entry-level Technik models are anything but entry-level, with LED lights featuring front and rear, while a vibrant 8.8-inch infotainment screen occupies the central dashboard. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto feature as standard for seamless smartphone connectivity.

Sport models get larger, 16-inch, alloy wheels and sports seats inside. Rear parking sensors and cruise control are both included on this model.

If you want something even sportier, then you need an S line model. It gets 17-inch alloy wheels as well as a host of cosmetic upgrades, including red-painted brake calipers.

Occupying the top of the range is the Vorsprung, which gets half-leather upholstery, heated front sports seats, satellite navigation and the brand's stunning Virtual Cockpit, which is a digital screen that replaces the traditional instrument cluster.

Safety features and driver aids available include:

  • Autonomous emergency braking (AEB)
  • Lane departure warning
  • Speed limiter
  • Hill-hold assist
  • Pre-sense front with pedestrian and cyclist recognition

Is the Audi A1 right for me?

Despite the supermini segment being saturated, the Audi A1 occupies its own lane as the only luxury supermini available. Its closest rival is the MINI Hatchback, while the aforementioned Ford Fiesta only competes if you opt for the top-spec Vignale model.

In conclusion then, if you want a premium supermini that's exceptional to drive, affordable to run and well-equipped, then the A1 is a great choice that will no doubt serve you well.

Why purchase a used Audi A1 through Evans Halshaw?

At Evans Halshaw, we have a wide variety of quality used vehicles for you to choose from. Each car is carefully selected by our expert teams before making its way through the rigorous preparation process, where it is inspected by a qualified technician and then fully valeted throughout.

All of our vehicles are fully HPI checked, giving you peace of mind when making a decision. In addition, we're able to offer same day delivery on a selection of used cars, meaning you never have to wait for the car you want.

If you'd like some advice on picking the right car for you, or you've spotted a vehicle and want more information, please contact your nearest Evans Halshaw retailer, where one of our friendly associates will be more than happy to help.